If you follow these two steps, you will almost double the volume of juice you get out of lemons, limes, oranges, grapepfruit and the like. First, pop them in the microwave. One fruit for 15 seconds. Each add’l fruit gets 5 more seconds. Then, place them on the counter or cutting board and putting the force of your “elbow grease” behind them, roll them around a bit. You’ll be amazed at the amount of juice you’ll get! Lula uses citrus in a myriad of recipes…Pork Loin with Peach Mango Salsa, and Salmon Piccata are two. Go to www.lulasforlunch.com and guess which menu items contain citrus…there are several on our Breakfasty/Brunchy menu alone!!! – Lula
Next time you order iced tea and the waitress asks, “With Lemon?” do yourself a favor and say yes. If you make iced tea at home, a slice of orange will do almost the same good as the lemon, with a slice of lime coming in third.
Researches at Purdue University say adding the citrus slice helps you absorb far more of the antioxidants in tea, whether it’s green tea or black.
Citrus fruit is wonderful for you in many ways. Lula’s for Lunch… and More! Catering incorporates citrus fruit into MANY of our dishes, sometimes overtly, and sometimes you’ll never even know it’s there!